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Merging Batch and Stream Processing in a Post Lambda World

Jun 1, 2016 |

It wasn’t long ago that developers looked to the Lamba architecture for hints on how to design big data applications that needed elements of both batch and streaming data. But already, the Lamba architecture is falling out of favor, especially in light of a new crop of frameworks like Apache Spark and Apache Flink that can do it all. Nathan Marz, the creator of Apache Storm, first postulated the ideas behind the Lambda architecture in a 2011 blog post titled Read more…

Smart Billboards Powered by Data Analytics

May 25, 2016 |

If you thought it was a coincidence that a digital billboard displayed an advertisement for a handbag you just checked out at a high-end retailer downtown, think again–that digital billboard advertisement was, indeed, meant for you. Well, maybe not for you, in particular. But somebody like you. Thanks to companies’ unprecedented capability to track people’s movements via cell phones and categorize their interests, the age of the smart billboard is here. It may seem a little creepy to some people, Read more…

Kafka Creators Tackle Consistency Problem in Data Pipelines

May 24, 2016 |

One of the big questions surrounding the rise of real-time stream processing applications is consistency. When you have a distributed application involving thousands of data sources and data consumers, how can you be sure that the data going in one side comes out the other unchanged? That’s the challenge that Confluent is addressing with today’s launch of new software for Apache Kafka. If you’re moving big data today, you’re probably using Apache Kafka, or at least looking at it. The Read more…

Why ONI May Be Our Best Hope for Cyber Security Now

May 9, 2016 |

Huge volume of network data has made it all but impossible for the good guys to detect new security threats, which has created space for the bad guys to operate. But thanks to a new Apache big data project called Open Network Insight (ONI), the good guys now have a powerful way to cut through the noise and identify bad guys and their malicious schemes. Cybersecurity is very much an arms race. When the bad guys get too far ahead, Read more…

The Real-Time Rise of Apache Kafka

Apr 6, 2016 |

Shiny new objects are easy to find in the big data space. So when the industry’s attention shifted towards processing streams of data in real time–as opposed to batch-style processing that was popular with first-generation Hadoop–we saw dozens of promising new technologies pop up seemingly overnight. One of them was Apache Kafka. The interesting thing is that Kafka wasn’t actually new. Jay Kreps started writing the software, which serves as a messaging layer for moving data, when he worked at Read more…

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Proliferation of Data Driving Machine Learning

Jun 16, 2016 |

Machine learning is a hot topic, but what applications is the technology driving and what drives machine learning? The short answer, concludes a new research report on machine learning, is data—lots of data. “Data is available in volumes never dreamed of, which means the algorithms have more to get their teeth into,” concluded a survey by market watcher 451 Research, noting that “machine learning lives or dies depending on the quantity and quality of the data available.” Moreover, the rise Read more…

IoT Seen Driving AI Adoption

Jun 2, 2016 |

While hardware vendors view it as another vehicle for selling more chips and servers that would allow enterprises to move processing power closer to data, the torrent of sensor and other information the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate also is driving adoption of artificial intelligence technology, concludes a new survey of software developers. Evans Data Corp., the market intelligence specialist based on Santa Cruz, Calif., released a survey of developers this week that placed IoT at the Read more…

Spark Leads Big Data Boom, Researcher Says

Mar 31, 2016 |

The global big data market is poised to explode over the next decade, according to a new forecast, topping an estimated $92 billion by 2026 as new streaming analytics technologies emerge. Market researcher Wikibon said this week it expects the global demand for big data services to grow at a hefty 14.5 percent annual rate over the next decade. It currently pegs the worldwide big data market at about $18.2 billion. In a forecast released at this week’s Strata+Hadoop World Read more…

Transactional Streaming? You Need State

Mar 28, 2016 |

The distinction between traditional operational systems and event/stream processing has begun to blur. Stream-oriented approaches offer novel ways to build applications that yesterday would have used a more traditional stack, such as LAMP or something similar. Rather than have monolithic clients fetch, process and update data over a network, developers are building pipelines that push data through fixed processing. It’s easier to scale, easier to reason about and is friendly to federated architectures and the super-trendy microservices. This new world Read more…

Streaming Architecture–Why Flow Instead of State?

Mar 27, 2016 |

The way that computing is done is changing dramatically.  Instead of a program with a finite input, we now have programs with infinite streams as inputs. Why does this matter, and why is the change happening now? This matters because life doesn’t happen in neatly defined batches. Neither should your code. By adopting a streaming data architecture, we get a better fit between applications and real life. The advantages of this type of design are substantial: systems become simpler, more Read more…

This Just In

Pluribus Networks Releases VCF Insight Analytics 1.5

May 2, 2016 |

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 2 — Pluribus Networks today announced the release of version 1.5 of its network monitoring and business analytics solution, VCF Insight Analytics (VCF-IA), which raises the bar on the quality of business analytics available from the network. VCF-IA now provides automated metadata tagging allowing the business to get a contextualized view of their data center consumption. Guided by this intelligence, IT can much more easily troubleshoot and manage the network that mission critical applications and services rely on. Also part Read more…

Technavio Releases New Global Big Data Infrastructure Market Report

Apr 26, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., April 26 — According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global big data infrastructure market is projected to grow at a striking CAGR of more than 33% during the forecast period to reach USD 26.95 billion by 2020. This research report titled ‘Global Big Data Infrastructure Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments Read more…

DDN Introduces Newest Product in the GRIDScaler Family

Mar 16, 2016 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 16 — Following this week’s Quality Awards announcement that DDN has advanced into the honorary position of being in the top three Enterprise NAS Solution providers, DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced the industry’s fastest and most flexible scale-out network attached storage (NAS) solution. The newest product in the DDN GRIDScaler product family, the GS14K, delivers the speed and scale that data intensive environments need to accelerate analytics, increase reliability and integrate into modern workflows such as Hadoop, OpenStack and scale-out NAS environments. Read more…

IBM Joins EnterpriseHPC’16 as Sponsor

Feb 29, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 29 — EnterpriseHPC’16, the market-leading, live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced that IBM has joined the summit as a sponsor. EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California, will once again host executives in commercial organizations who are exploring the benefits and associated challenges of scaling their enterprise computing to meet new production opportunities available in the converging Read more…

Keynote Speakers Announced for EnterpriseHPC’16 Summit on Advanced Scale Computing for the Enterprise

Feb 24, 2016 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 24 — The EnterpriseHPC’16 summit, the market-leading live hosted summit dedicated to exploring the emergence of advanced scale computing in commercial settings, today announced the final lineup of end-user speakers for its summit program aimed at arming senior technology business executives in cross-vertical corporate organizations with core knowledge on advanced scale and high performance computing for competitive advantages. In its third year, EnterpriseHPC’16, scheduled for March 20-22, 2016 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, Read more…